Hairstyles for ten-year-old girls can be anything from simple, everyday styles to the most complex braids and updos. Even the most fashion-conscious of ten-year-old girls can get bored with the same old hairstyles after a while, so it's important to try new styles from time to time. There are many wonderful cool hairstyles for 10-year-olds available at home without going to a salon.
The key is to have a good idea of the look you want before getting started. You'll need styling products such as gels or mousses, brushes, and combs (if not provided in the application kit), rat tail combs (and/or wide tooth combs), hair clips (for loose ends), bobby pins (to secure headbands or other parts), ties (for ponytails), barrettes (for all hair types), and teasing combs (if adding volume).
Hairstyles for girls with long hair
- Bun with braids
The first step is to section off the hair on both sides of your head. Braid each side into two braids, one over the other. Then you should twist each braid up and around itself. You can secure the braids with rubber bands or you can make a bun on top of your head and secure it in place using hairpins and bobby pins. Once this hairstyle is done, you can add a nice headband to finish it off.
- Two low ponytails
Another easy look is the two-low ponytail look that is perfect for school. Separate your hair into two sections and tie them up into low ponytails near the neckline, adding some pretty ribbons to each ponytail if desired.
- Curly pigtails
Long straight hair usually works best for this hairstyle, but girls with wavy or curly hair can also get great results. Separate your hair into two sections and tie them up into pigtails near the top of your head with some pretty ribbon. Then gently curl each section using a curling iron, curling from different directions for a more natural effect.
- Side buns with braids
This variant is great for girls with wavy hair. Separate your hair into two sections and tie them up into side buns at the top of each shoulder using pretty ribbons. Secure each bun in place with a bobby pin and then take out the front pieces of your braids and curl them using a curling iron. Pin those curls up to secure that hairstyle.
- Hair half-up, half-down
This look is perfect for school or an informal outing such as playing in the park with friends after school. Part your hair down the middle and brush it so that both sides are smooth and sleek. Tie back one side behind your head so that you can see only half of your face from the front; this will give the look a balanced vibe. Next, tease the back half of your hair and pull it to one side, securing it with a bobby pin or barrette.
- French braids
This look is perfect for school as well as casual outings such as running errands around town after school or going shopping at the mall on Saturday morning.
Start by parting your hair down the center and then create two French braids: cross each section over the other and tie them together with ribbon to secure them in place before taking them out (to make room for another hairstyle). Then take both sections and tie them together into a loose bun; this should be secured in place using a couple of bobby pins.
Hairstyles for girls with short hair
- Two low ponytails
This hairstyle is perfect for little girls who are always on the go—it really keeps your hair out of your face. It starts by parting the top layer of hair away from the rest and then tying that section into a low ponytail using a ribbon or elastic band. Next, brush or comb your bangs to one side, tuck them behind your ears, and tie up the other side in another low ponytail near the nape of your neck.
- Braid with bow
If you have short hair, you can also wear braids in two low pigtails. Start by brushing all your hair to one side and tying it into a loose ponytail using an elastic band or ribbon. Then take the front section of your hair (just behind your bangs) and make a long braid that hangs down across your face, pinning it in place with bobby pins when you are finished. Finish off this look by adding a pretty bow over the top of your ponytail, just below where it meets the rest of your hair.
- Many little braids through the head
If you want afro-style braids, you can create many little braids around your head. Start by parting your hair into sections and then creating three or four tight braids across each section, securing them with an elastic band at the end of each braid before moving on to the next one. When you are finished, gather all these braids together into a single ponytail.
- Twisted puffs
This variant is great for girls who have short hair since this look does not require any long sections of hair—all it takes is a good brush and some gel to get this hairstyle done. First, use a brush to smooth down any flyaways then work some gel through your hair until it's nice and shiny—if needed, add some water so that it is wet but not dripping.
Finally, twist each section of hair between your fingers until it forms a little puff, and then secure the ends with bobby pins (this should take about 10 minutes).
- Fluffy hairstyle
This is a great look for girls who have short hair and want something fun to do with their locks. First, work a generous amount of mousse or gel through your hair and then use a dryer to puff up your locks. Once your hair is nice and fluffy, take larger sections of it in both hands and twist them around each other until they form larger loops; secure these loops with bobby pins (and add some pretty accessories if you'd like).
Easy hairstyles for 10 minute
- Claw crab
Take a section of hair from each side of your head, above each ear, and tie them together with an elastic band. Then take two additional sections from the top front section of hair on either side of your face and tie those into a second ponytail that hangs low directly below the first one.
You should now have three ponytails hanging down at different lengths next to one another. Next, take all three strands and braid them down as far as you can without losing any volume (you may need to let out some strands). Secure this braid with a claw.
- A ponytail with many elastic bands
That is almost the same as an ordinary ponytail. The only difference is that you need to use many small elastic bands instead of just one big one. Use them in every 5 cm of hair.
- Little waves with water
Before you sleep, wet the hair at the roots. It is enough to do it before going to bed. If you want more volume, let the hair dry naturally. If you want a smoother texture, use a dryer with cold air setting (don't forget about the cool air).
- Curly hairstyle
She's one of my favorite styles for short-haired girls because it requires absolutely no time or effort to achieve—simply brush all your hair away from your face and then rub some gel into the top section of hair above your forehead until it becomes sticky, forming little curls as they dry. Once this has happened, use your fingers to fluff up the curls and separate them so that they form a little halo around your face.
- Top knot bun
Part your hair down the middle so that there are two sections of equal size on either side of your head—secure each section with an elastic band (the smaller the better) at the back section of hair (the nape of your neck).
Then take these two sections together and tie them into one big ballerina-style knot at one end; secure this with bobby pins or grips before tying another elastic band tightly around it to hold it in place for the rest of the day (this style looks best when it's kept down low like a traditional top knot, but you can bring it higher on the head if you want).
- Messy braided pigtails
Take a section on either side of your head, above each ear, and tie them together with an elastic band (the tighter the better). Then take two additional sections from the top front section of hair on either side of your face and tie those into a second ponytail that hangs low directly below the first one. You should now have three ponytails hanging down at different lengths next to one another.
How can you care about the child`s hair?
If your girl has straight hair, you can put it in curly pigtails. Let's finish the hair with a headband, made of silk ribbons or velvet. Thanks to this your child will look fancy and nice. If your girl has wavy locks, take all the hair on top of her head and tie it into a ponytail at one end, then secure it tightly with an elastic band (the tighter the better).
Then braid each section of hair that hangs down from either side of the ponytail into braids that are 10cm long, hanging them over her ears at different lengths. Take another section of hair above her brows and tie this too into a small ponytail tied tight with an elastic band; hang this low over her brow so that she has a thick fringe. And that's all!
If your girl`s hair is thick and wild, you need to use the curling iron for a good result. Brush her hair back from her face and apply some thermal protection serum. Then take small pieces of hair and curl them using a rotating motion with a barrel curling iron for a lasting effect. Leave the ends of each section free from curls so that there are many tight waves at random angles instead of one tight ringlet. You can leave this style loose or tie it back in pigtails or braids if you want an even more funky look.
How to choose hair care stuff for your kid?
As for shampoos, buy special kids shampoo with the smell of fruit. Avoid colored stuff - they can irritate the child`s scalp. Choose conditioners and masks with natural ingredients. You can also use baby oil or massage the cream on the child's hair before washing them so that it makes softening easier during brushing.
You can use shampoo and conditioner especially for kids or ready-made mixes. It`s better not to save money on shampoos since their function is to cleanse the head skin of sebum; they should be gentle to leave no residues. The best thing is that they are pH balanced (pH 5,5).
Conditioners smooth the hair cuticle and make it silkier; there are many moisturizing ones in all kinds of brands. Take baby oils with vitamin E, almonds, olive oil; they nourish the scalp without making it greasy.
Once a week treat your kid’s head with masks which she will like if she knows that she does good to her hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of sour cream, mayonnaise or natural yogurt with 3 tablespoons of honey and one egg yolk; apply the mask on the head and wrap it with cling film. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse off the mixture carefully using warm water. You can use some conditioner after that if you like.
Use special balms for kids (they smell nice and look funny) which contain aloe vera, vitamin E, and chamomile extract; they prevent dryness of the scalp skin and dandruff formation.
If your kid has split ends or problems with some parts of locks, ask a hairdresser about making such treatments as deep (oxygenated) conditioning or keratin therapy. You can use some treatments at home too; the thing is they should be natural and contain no silicone, paraffin or artificial colors.